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Become a Licensed Florida Plumbing Contractor

Pass The Florida Plumbing Exam And Get Your License Today!

In Florida, anyone performing plumbing-related services for compensation must be licensed or working under a licensed plumber.  Do not get caught working in the field without a license!  To become licensed, you must meet the experience requirements and pass your Florida licensing exam(s).  At Gold Coast Schools, our expert instructors will help you pass your exams quickly and on the first try!  

 

If you want to become a licensed plumbing contractor, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your goal. Contact our helpful Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140 if you have any questions.   

Live Plumbing Contractor Courses:

Our instructors aren’t just great teachers; they’re working plumbing contractors with years of expertise and trade knowledge. They are committed to helping you pass the state exams! Attend our live classes in person at a Gold Coast campus or Livestream via Zoom. .

 

Want to learn even more about getting your license?  Attend our Livestream Open House held on the first Tuesday of every month at 5:00 pm.   We provide a complete overview of the program, license requirements, and everything you need to know to get started.   You will also have the chance to ask questions.   Register Now!

Classroom Tuition $999
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Your Tuition Includes Everything You Need to Succeed!


One Year Unlimited Instruction

As a Gold Coast student, you can attend unlimited weekday evening classes and weekend Cram Workshops for an entire year - all for one low tuition price!

New Student Orientation

Hit the ground running! Every Monday evening, we host our popular Student Orientation, where we share our Quick Start approach to navigating the reference books and preparing for your state exams.

Exclusive Study Manual

Our comprehensive manual provides expert tips and tricks to answering typical state exam questions plus hundreds of additional practice questions.

Best-in-Class Teaching

Learn from our top-notch Instructors multiple nights a week – in-class or Livestream via Zoom.

Online Practice Exams

Test your knowledge with hundreds of practice questions with our online exam tools!

Expanded Weekend Cram Workshops

Cram Workshops are offered in-class or via Livestream and include a complete reference book review, real-world practice problems, and tabbing and highlighting tips. Workshops are perfect for students just starting and those ready to sit for the exam. Tuition includes access to the 2-day Business and Finance Cram Workshops and 1-day Plumbing Cram Workshops.

Plumbing Contractor Classroom Schedule


Becoming a licensed Plumbing Contractor in the state of Florida requires passing a two-part licensing exam. Gold Coast’s live-instruction exam prep program is structured to help you pass both parts.

Part 1: Business & Finance:


(First 2 weeks of every month)

  • Mondays (6:30pm-9:00pm): Boca
  • Tuesdays (6:30pm-9:00pm): Doral, Tamarac (Spanish)
  • Wednesdays (6:30pm-9:00pm): Lantana and North Miami
  • Thursdays (6:30pm-9:00pm): Tamarac, Orlando, and Doral (Spanish)
  • Fridays (4:00pm-6:30pm): LiveStream Webinar

Part 2: Trade Knowledge:


(Last 2 weeks of every month) 

  • Thursdays (6:30pm-9:00pm): Tamarac

 

October 2022
10/03 - 09/25 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/04 - 09/26 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/04 - 09/26 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/05 - 09/27 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
10/05 - 09/27 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
November 2022
11/01 - 10/26 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/24 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/24 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/01 - 10/26 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/02 - 10/25 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/02 - 10/25 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11/07 - 10/30 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
December 2022
12/01 - 11/23 East Orlando Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/01 - 11/23 Tamarac (Broward) Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/05 - 11/27 Boca Raton Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/06 - 11/28 North Orlando Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/06 - 11/28 South Dade (Doral) Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/07 - 11/29 North Miami Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
12/07 - 11/29 West Palm Beach (Lantana) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm

State Reference Books

Tuition does not include the state required reference books and tab sets.

If you do not have the current book and tab sets you will have the option to add on a complete book and tab set during the checkout process, or by visiting our online bookstore: View Online Bookstore. Contact our helpful Career Counselors at 1-800-732-9140 for more information.

 

License Requirements:


Plumbing Contractor License Requirements In Florida:

In the state of Florida, becoming a licensed plumbing contractor involves meeting the age, credit, and experience/education requirements.  Gold Coast’s plumbing exam prep course will fully prepare you for passing your licensing exams.  If you have you any questions about the remaining license requirements, please call our helpful career counselors at 1-800-732-9140.  We are always happy to assist.

 

The following applies to all plumbing contractor applicants: 

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Have good moral character. (A criminal incident in the past does not prevent you from getting a license so long as you have had your civil rights restored, all debts to society paid, no pending or current liens such as IRS, and have no pending or ongoing criminal litigation).
  • Credit worthy. (Applicants will be subject to a credit report on both the applicant and the business with a preferred FICO score of a 660 or above. )
    • If you do not meet the 660 FICO score, you CAN still get your license by posting a licensing bond.
      • Bond amounts vary based on whether the applicant is a Division I or Division II contractor, however this amount can be reduced by 50% upon taking a board-approved financial responsibility course.
      • Gold Coast offers this course in addition to our exam prep programs: Learn more…Click Here!
  • Four years of proven plumbing construction experience. (FAR 61G4-15.001)
    • You do not have to have the necessary experience before you take the exam.
      • The test scores are valid for 4 years meaning you have 4 years to gain the required experience after passing the state exam.
    • Note: 3 years of any accredited college credits can be used in place of construction experience regardless of the subject matter/courses.

 

Important note about experience:

 

Experience does not have to be gained in Florida, or even the USA, so long as it can be verified and notarized by a licensed plumbing contractor.

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Jacksonville

GCR-Office-optimized
12276 San Jose Blvd, Ste 208
Jacksonville, FL 32223

1-800-732-9140

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South Dade (Doral)

11250 N.W. 20TH STREET
Miami, FL 33172

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


North Miami

3577 N.E. 163RD STREET
North Miami, FL 33160

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


Tamarac (Broward)

5600 HIATUS ROAD
Tamarac, FL 33321

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


Boca Raton

2600 N. MILITARY TRAIL Suite 150
Boca Raton, FL 33431

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


West Palm Beach (Lantana)

6216 S. Congress Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


East Orlando

3505 Lake Lynda Dr Building 300
Orlando, FL 32817

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


North Orlando

Climer-Campus
5104 N. Orange Blossom Trail Suite 114
Orlando, FL 32810

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Classes, Fingerprinting, Grading, Textbook Pickup


Celebration

1170 Celebration Blvd Suite 200
Celebration, FL 34747

1-800-732-9140

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Location Offers:
Location is only open when there is a class scheduled. Location cannot provide student services like textbook pickup, grading or fingerprinting.


We are committed to answering all of your questions.  Below are common questions students have about our contractor exam prep program.  As always, feel free to contact our helpful career counselors at 1-800-732-9140 for additional information.


Where can I find my class module/topic schedule to know what is being taught each night?

The student resources section of our website includes class schedules as well as other valuable pieces of information.   Simply select the license you are preparing for in the “Schedule & Module Calendar” section:  Click Here!


Do I actually need a contractors license?

The answer is almost always yes.  If you are performing construction/contractor related services for compensation, you almost certainly need to be licensed in the specialty that you are working in.  There are some small exceptions for handyman services, but the scope of work is very limited and if you step outside of it (electrical, plumbing, etc), you will be violating license laws .


Is my tuition really valid for 1 year?

YES!  We stand behind your success from start to finish.  We understand that some students will be able to dive into the material and complete their studying in just 2 months, while others are busy and need longer to prepare.  We do not charge any additional review fees for any of our contractor courses, reviews, or workshops during your 1 year tuition period.


Do I need to purchase the contractor state reference books?

Yes.  The contractor state exams are open book and to pass you will need to have of the business and finance and trade books.   We also highly recommend purchasing the related tabs.  Our curriculum is built around teaching you how to navigate these books quickly so that you will successfully pass the exams and get your license.  Books and tabs can be purchased during the enrollment process either through the website, over the phone, or by visiting our online bookstore and selecting the complete sets related to the license you are pursuing.

Online bookstore link:   Division 2 Contractor Books